Kicking off Fidelity FutureStage 2010, 200 students—representing Boston Arts Academy, Boston Latin Academy, Cambridge Rindge & Latin, and the Roland Hayes School of Music—are sure to be in for a big surprise when Keith Lockhart and Fidelity FutureStage unveil $100,000 worth of new musical instruments to be donated to the four Boston Public Schools, Tuesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. at Symphony Hall. At the same time of the Boston event, Fidelity FutureStage will present instrument unveilings to hundreds of students in their three other partnering cities—Houston, Chicago, and Los Angeles- with all four events being linked by satellite. Actor and musician Jamie Foxx in LA, and actor Joan Cusack in Chicago, along with Keith Lockhart in Boston, will host these instrument unveilings, representing a total worth of more than $500,000 in new instruments for students in the four cities.
The Boston event will feature Fidelity FutureStage 2009 competition winners AnJalique Perry (Roland Hayes School of Music) and Chris Middleton (Boston Latin Academy) performing with members of the Boston Pops for students in Boston and audiences via satellite in Houston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. At the Boston event, Keith Lockhart will announce the 2010 Fidelity FutureStage Music Competition which will give Boston public high school students the opportunity to perform with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall this May during the 2010 Boston Pops season.
Fidelity Investments created the Fidelity FutureStage program to support music and other arts education in local schools and communities. Today, working with some of world’s most recognized orchestras, Fidelity FutureStage provides unique learning experiences for students to explore and expand their interests in music, and build life skills that can use far beyond the classroom.